Folk and Traditional Song Lyrics:
True Blue Bill

Home Main Menu Folk Song Lyrics A B1 B2 B3 B4 C1 C2 C3 D1 D2 E F G H I J K L1 L2 M N O P Q R S1 S2 S3 S4 T U V W1 W2 XYZ Search

Share page  Visit Us On FB

True Blue Bill

True Blue Bill

I was born up in the mountains, where the rattlesnakes have legs,
Where the hootowls speak in English, and the roosters lay square eggs.
I shaved my beard and mustache, the first day I was born,
And I beat up on my old man and drank his rye and corn.
cho: Oh, I'm a truthful fellow, they call me True Blue Bill
     I never told a falsehood, and I bet I never will.
One day when I was sailing the islands of the sea,
By cannibals I was captured, and they tied me to a tree.
They danced and beat their tom-toms, and they got rather rough,
But I told them I wouldn't make good steak, 'cause I was too darn tough.
I used to be an aviator, and in my aeroplane,
I flew across to Paris and I started back again.
When I got halfway over, the darned old motor balked,
So I left the darn thing sit up there, and I got out and walked.
The Father of Our Country, he never told a lie,
and he was my great-great-grandpa, so I ask you why should I?

Thanks to Skip Waring, Santa Monica, CA, USA for corrections

E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III